The car park was full for Waimate Club Day and they sent the Pleasant Point & Catholic School challenges home.
The Seniors won against Pleasant Point 13 – 7 with the sole try being scored under the posts by Simon Proudfoot.
Pleasant Point will rue having no goal kicker at Manchester Park, somehow managing to lose a game they dominated. Pleasant Point dominated the first half and got over the line four times, only to be held up three times, while a double movement cost them another try.
The hosts never got near the line but took a 6-0 halftime lead courtesy of two penalties to fullback Jack Henshaw.
Pleasant Point had the kicking blues last week so opted for a lineouts and scrum from handy positions rather than taking shots at goal.
When they finally decided to take a sitter out front Brad Tegelaars pulled it across the uprights but a Waimate player had charged so he got second go, only to repeat exactly what happened the first time.
Just on halftime second five John Peeters sliced through Waimate’s defence and chipped ahead, with Henshaw carrying the ball back into the in-goal area but they were saved by the halftime whistle.
The second half only had three highlights, the big one one being Waimate’s tenacious defence.
Ten minutes in Tegelaars chased Waimate second five Simon Proudfoot across the field and charged down his attempted clearance. A kind bounce saw him sprint in for a good try.
His conversion then gave Pleasant Point a 7-6 lead and again they dominated possession and territory.
With 15 minutes left a Waimate break-out saw Proudfoot make amends with a strong run, which busted two tackles and he twisted and dived over to score under the cross bar.
Henshaw landed the conversion to give his side some breathing space at 13-7.
Pleasant Point attacked again, but without any real penetration as Waimate defended strongly in the dying stages.
Senior B had their first win of the season with a strong 31 – 13 victory also over Point.
While in the under-age sections the U16 team were far too strong for Roncalli winning 67 – 0 and the U14.5 team had a much improved outing before losing to St Kevins 40 – 10.
The U18 side also had a resounding win with centre and goalkicker Scott Willoughby reaping the benefits as they trounced St Kevins 81-0.
Below are a couple of quick shots taken at the U18 match.